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Na Déise laistigh den Drom (Irish)
Coastal fields south of Ardmore
Coastal fields south of Ardmore
Barony map of County Waterford, 1900; Decies-within-Drum is coloured yellow, in the southwest.
Barony map of County Waterford, 1900; Decies-within-Drum is coloured yellow, in the southwest.
Sovereign stateRepublic of Ireland
 o Total231.99 km2 (89.57 sq mi)

Decies-within-Drum (; Irish: Na Déise laistigh den Drom[1]) is a barony in County Waterford, Republic of Ireland.[2]


Decies (Déisi Muman) bounded in by the Drum Hills (Drom Fhinín).


Decies-within-Drum is located in the southwest of County Waterford, east of the Munster Blackwater and including the coast between Youghal and Dungarvan harbours.[3]


Déisi Muman were an ancient Gaelic Irish tribe that occupied this territory; their name means "Vassals of Mumu." and they are believed by some historians to have Gaulish origin.[4]

Decies-within-Drum was anciently the territory of the Ó Broic, a surname literally meaning "descendant of badger", perhaps a totemic animal. They claimed descent from the Fir Bolg.[5]

The Ó Broic were later driven out by the Eóganachta of Desmond. After the Munster Plantation it came to the La Poer (Power) family.[6] The Walsh/Welsh family were also big landowners.[7]

The origin Decies barony was divided into two halves some time between 1654 and 1774.

Decies-within-Drum contains Gaeltacht na nDéise, an Irish-speaking region.

List of settlements

Below is a list of settlements in Decies-within-Drum barony:


  1. ^ "Na Déise laistigh den Drom/Decies-within-Drum".
  2. ^ "The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland: Adapted to the New Poor-law, Franchise, Municipal and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special Reference to the Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication as Existing in 1843-44; Illustrated by a Series of Maps, and Other Plates; and Presenting the Results, in Detail, of the Census of 1841, Compared with that of 1831". A. Fullarton. 22 December 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Smith, Charles (22 December 2018). "The Ancient and Present State of the Country and City of Waterford". Reilly – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "The Decies - Early Waterford History - Waterford County Museum".
  5. ^ "Badger - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland".
  6. ^ "The Baronies of Ireland - Family History".
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